Royal South Street Eisteddfod 2019
Contemporary Vocal
20 Aug 2019 to 25 Aug 2019
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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CONTEMPORARY VOCAL

 

VENUE:  Helen Macpherson Smith Theatre

 

Adjudicators: Johanna Allen & Lady Shaula Salathe

 

Our adjudicators for this section are proudly supported by Freemasons Victoria.


 

SECTION CHAIR:   Carolyn Bennett

Sub-Committee: Brenda Ludbrook, Peter Zala

 

TROPHIES

 

Aggregate Trophies will be awarded to the winner of each age group.

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

To be read in conjunction with General Conditions

 

  1. This competition is for modern/contemporary style singing (see condition 2 for Country Music definition). Singers who sing in a classical style should refer to the Classical Vocal sections. There is no restriction on the age of the song. Freedom of interpretation within the style is acceptable.
  2. Country Music sections - Singers must choose a country song which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice.  Traditional Country and Western songs are encouraged.
  3. A competitor may place multiple entries in sections 595 (Contemporary Vocal Duo or Trio) and 596 (Contemporary Vocal Ensemble) however they must perform with different competitors from previous duo, trio or ensembles within the sections.
  4. Original sheet music is not required for this section. (A copy of music for adjudicator is not required).
  5. Competitors may perform to a professional backing track which may contain backing vocals only (i.e. no principal/lead vocal allowed), self-accompany the item, or sing to a live instrumental backing group of no more than 4.
  6. The Society will provide: a piano, microphones both roving and standard (up to four) and CD player.
  7. Backing tracks should be in MP3 format on a USB. Ensure the backing is good quality.  The recommendation of RSSS is a commercially purchased backing through iTunes or similar (not converted from YouTube) It is suggested that you also bring the backing track on a CD as a back-up. The CD player can handle commercial CD and CD-R discs, but not CD-RW (re-recordable) discs. Please label files as follows: Name – Section Number – Song Title eg: Jane Smith – 554 – let it go. AN ACCOMPANIST IS NOT PROVIDED. Please contact the RSSS Office for a list of suggested local accompanists if required.
  8. Age limit will be deemed as at the 1st January of the current year and competitors MUST sing in their relevant age group.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 26/04/2019 5:00:00 PM (AEST)
10 Years and Under
550 CONTEMPORARY POP, ROCK OR RnB VOCAL Solo     10 Years and Under

Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat F

Entry: $17.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
551 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL Solo     10 Years and Under

Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice. .

Entry: $17.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
553 CONTEMPORARY STAGE MUSICAL Solo     10 Years and Under

Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song.

Entry: $17.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
554 FILM OR TV Solo     10 Years and Under

Entry: $17.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
558 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD Solo     10 Years and Under

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad style. Time Limit 4 minutes

Entry: $17.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
11 to Under 14 Years
560 CONTEMPORARY POP, ROCK OR RnB VOCAL Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat

Entry: $20.001st Medal + $30          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
561 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice.

Entry: $20.001st Medal + $30          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
562 JAZZ, BLUES OR SOUL VOCAL Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Prize money and medals donated by Chris Gardner in memory of his late wife Bridget

Entry: $20.001st Medal + $40          2nd Medal + $20          3rd Medal + $10          
563 CONTEMPORARY STAGE MUSICAL Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song.

Entry: $20.001st Medal + $30          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
564 FILM OR TV Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Entry: $20.001st Medal + $30          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
568 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad style. Time Limit 4 minutes

Entry: $20.001st Medal + $30          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
14 to Under 16 Years
570 CONTEMPORARY POP, ROCK OR RnB VOCAL Solo     14 to Under 16 Years

Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat

Entry: $23.001st Medal + $40          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
571 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL Solo     14 to Under 16 Years

Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice.

Entry: $23.001st Medal + $40          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
572 JAZZ, BLUES OR SOUL VOCAL Solo     14 to Under 16 Years

Entry: $23.001st Medal + $40          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
573 CONTEMPORARY STAGE MUSICAL Solo     14 to Under 16 Years

Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song.

Entry: $23.001st Medal + $40          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
574 FILM OR TV Solo     14 to Under 16 Years

Entry: $23.001st Medal + $40          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
578 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD Solo     14 to Under 16 Years

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad style. Time Limit 4 minutes

Entry: $23.001st Medal + $40          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
16 to Under 18 Years
580 CONTEMPORARY POP, ROCK OR RnB VOCAL Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat

Entry: $25.001st Medal + $50          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          HM          
581 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice.

Entry: $25.001st Medal + $50          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          HM          
582 JAZZ, BLUES OR SOUL VOCAL Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Singers must choose a song within the Jazz or Blues genre, either upbeat or ballad

Entry: $25.001st Medal + $50          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          HM          
583 CONTEMPORARY STAGE MUSICAL Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song.

Entry: $25.001st Medal + $50          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
584 FILM OR TV Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Entry: $25.001st Medal + $50          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
VCE Students Only
585 VCE CONTEMPORARY VOCAL Solo     VCE Students Only

For students studying VCE Contemporary Music Performance. Two contrasting songs, song choices must be from two different categories on the prescribed contemporary VCE syllabus. Singers who are studying ‘Music Investigation’ will sing one song from the contemporary VCE syllabus and one own choice from your selected program. Time Limit: 8 Minutes for both pieces. First Prize gift of the W. Morrell trust

Entry: $27.001st Medal + $100          2nd Medal + $40          3rd Medal + $20          
16 to Under 18 Years
588 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad style. Time Limit 4 minutes

Entry: $25.001st Medal + $50          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
18 Years and Over
589 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD Solo     18 Years and Over

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad style. Time Limit 4 minutes

Entry: $27.001st Medal + $60          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
590 CONTEMPORARY POP, ROCK OR RnB VOCAL Solo     18 Years and Over

Entry: $25.001st Medal + $60          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
591 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL Solo     18 Years and Over

Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice.

Entry: $27.001st Medal + $60          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          HM          
592 JAZZ, BLUES OR SOUL VOCAL Solo     18 Years and Over

Entry: $27.001st Medal + $60          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
593 CONTEMPORARY STAGE MUSICAL Solo     18 Years and Over

Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song.

Entry: $27.001st Medal + $60          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
594 FILM OR TV Solo     18 Years and Over

Entry: $27.001st Medal + $60          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
Open
595 CONTEMPORARY VOCAL Duo or Trio     Open

Singers to present one item as per special conditions listed. Any contemporary song choice is permitted but must innclude some harmony. Accompaniment is optitional.

Entry: $31.001st Medal + $70          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
596 CONTEMPORARY VOCAL Ensemble     Open

Performers must choose an item that showcases this genre,. Adjudication will be based on Stylistic marker and performance skill

Entry: $25.001st $70          2nd          3rd          
597 SINGER SONGWRITER Solo     Open

Competitor to present their own original song. Adjudication will be based on both the composition of the song and vocal proficiency of the competitor

Entry: $25.001st Medal + $70          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
598 STRUT YOUR STUFF SHOWCASE Solo     Open

Performers must choose TWO songs in ANY STYLE to showcase their talent to the best of their ability. Adjudication will be based on performance, charisma and vocal proficiency. Prize money and medals donated by Juliana Addison - Member for Wendouree

Entry: $31.001st Medal + $70          2nd Medal          3rd Medal